These booklets grew out of the idea that the collective knowledge about violence prevention in the technical and financial cooperation within the South African-German Development Cooperation should be shared to facilitate the institutionalisation, upscaling, adaptation of,and fostering of synergies amongst, successful violence prevention approaches.
Beginning in 2018, this collective knowledge was gathered through a dedicated joint measure, under the title: “Knowledge Management across the Field of Violence Prevention within the South African-German Development Cooperation” .
The learning exchange centred on four programmes implemented by the German Development Cooperation, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), with South African partners:
Between April and November 2019, violence prevention stakeholders from all spheres of government and selected civil society organisations in the South African-German development cooperation participated in this knowledge management project. Participants from various sectors debated and reviewed practical solutions, with the objective of providing evidence to be used in increasing community safety and preventing and reducing violence and crime in South Africa.